The Bonhams Goodwood Revival Auction 2016 was held 10 September at the Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester, England, resulting in total sales of £14.5 million and a 70 percent sell-through rate. More than 175 lots of motor cars and automobilia went under the hammer in front of a packed crowd of bidders.
The top result at Bonhams’ 2016 Goodwood Revival sale went to the original, never restored 1956 Porsche 550 Spyder that sold for a strong £4,593,500, creating a world record for a Porsche 550 model.
James Knight, Bonhams International Group Motoring Director, said, “The top lot of the auction is an icon of 1950s sports car design, the gloriously original 1956 Porsche 550 Spyder. The car attracted much attention from bidders, with increments rising by hundreds of thousands until the gavel finally fell to achieve £4,593,500. The car is so original, that you could travel back in time 60 years and find it in much the same condition. It’s exactly how a 550 would have looked, smelt and felt like when James Dean famously purchased his example back in 1955.”
The 1950 Frazer-Nash Le Mans Replica also sold well, achieving £610,000. The car was campaigned by great racing driver Roy Salvadori in the early 1950s. Elsewhere, bidding for a 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage 4.2-Liter Sports Saloon, finally soaring above estimate to achieve £455,100.
Further auction highlights include a 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT Berlinetta, sold above estimate for £299,420; a 1962 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 ‘Flat Floor’ 3.8 sold for £253,500; a 1928 Bentley 6 1/2 / 8-Liter Sports sold for £406,940; a 1962 Lotus Elite Series II Super 95 Coupe, low-mileage but with no racing history, still sold far above estimate for £103,420; while a 1965 Ferrari 275 GT Berlinetta sold for £1.5 million.
Bonhams Goodwood Revival 2016 – Top Five Auction Results
1. 1956 Porsche 550 Spyder – £4,593,500
2. 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB – £1,500,000 (post-block)
3. 1950 Frazer-Nash Le Mans Replica – £610,000
4. 1967 Aston Martin DB6 Vantage 4.2-Liter Sports Saloon – £455,100
5. 1928 Bentley 6.5/8-Liter Sports – £406,940
For complete auction results, visit Bonhams Goodwood Revival.
The next Bonhams 2016 motoring auction will be the Robert White Collection Sale, taking place 19 September at Bonhams flagship salerooms on 101 New Bond Street, London.